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by Aubrey Burl




Born around 84 BC Catullus belonged to an influential and wealthy family. Later on in life, when Catullus moved to Rome, he was entertained in a style suitable for a fashionable young man. During this time it is thought that he embarked upon several love affairs. Catullus looks at the poet's love affairs with married women and how these affairs led to one of his most famous works, his poems to 'Lesbia'. Following the failure of these rather unsatisfactory loves, Catullus failed to write much more and died in obscure circumstances around the time of Caesar's invasion of Britain. This revised edition of a classic book looks in detail at the life of a poet in the Rome of Julius Caesar, providing the reader with a fascinating and coherent picture of the life and work of Catullus whilst simultaneously illuminating the unrest, violence and death that surrounded ancient Rome.
Download Catullus: A Poet in the Rome of Julius Caeser epub
ISBN: 184868391X
ISBN13: 978-1848683914
Category: Biographies
Subcategory: Historical
Author: Aubrey Burl
Language: English
Publisher: Amberley Publishing; 1 edition (February 15, 2010)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1506 kb
FB2 size: 1828 kb
Rating: 4.7
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